VH1's Nina L. Diaz Upped To Head Of Unscripted Programs At MTV
November 29, 2016 at 12:43 PM (PT)
NINA L. DIAZ had added supervision of unscripted programs at MTV to her duties doing the same at VH1, according to VARIETY, the latest move by new MTV/VH1/LOGO head CHRIS McCARTHY, following YESTERDAY's exit of the network's head of original programming MICHAEL KLEIN (NET NEWS 11/28).
DIAZ will report to McCARTHY. She had been EVP and head of reality programming at VH1. MINA LEFEVRE remains MTV’s head of scripted programs.
Stated McCARTHY: “NINA has made a career of developing big, bold series that cut through and emerge as cultural touchstones, from ‘Martha & Snoop’ to ‘Cribs’ to the most successful seasons of ‘Love & Hip Hop. I couldn’t ask for a better partner, and I’m thrilled she’ll be taking on this expanded role and building on her incredible legacy at MTV and VH1.”
DIAZ began her career at MTV, where she developed and launched “My Super Sweet 16" and
"Cribs," which credited her with conceiving the idea for “The OSBOURNES.” Prior to joining VH1, she worked as an independent producer, developing programs such as “Mob Wives” and “Real Housewives of NEW JERSEY” for BRAVO.
Added DIAZ: “I’m humbled by this wonderful opportunity to return to MTV, while continuing to work with my incredibly talented colleagues at VH1. VH1 and MTV have contributed so much to the unscripted genre and it’s an honor to tell stories through the lens of these iconic brands.”
DIAZ joined VH1 in 2014 as SVP EAST COAST Development, and in that time, has overseen he network’s “Love & Hip Hop” franchise. DIAZ is also responsible for some of VH1’s most successful spinoff series, including “STEVIE J & JOSELINE” and “Black Ink Crew: CHICAGO.” Most recently, she oversaw “MARTHA & SNOOP’s Potluck Dinner Party.” She also developed and oversaw the revival of “AMERICA’s Next Top Model” which premieres next month.